The Telegraph reports that:
‘The new, big-screen adaptation of John le Carré’s Cold War thriller ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ will compete for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival this September.
Written in 1974, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is le Carré’s most famous espionage novel featuring intelligence expert George Smiley. Having been forced into retirement he is brought back into MI6 to hunt down a soviet mole who is working at the top of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Gary Oldman plays George Smiley in this new adaptation, directed by Thomas Alfredson who also directed Swedish vampire thriller Let the Right One In. Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy and Kathy Burke will also star.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was adapted into a TV series starring Alec Guinness in 1979. Last year it was reported that filmmakers wanted to update the big-screen version, but le Carré was adamant that it should be set in the Cold War era. According to early reports the film it recalls other politically charged films from that era such as The Conversation, or the more recent Oscar-winner The Lives of Others.
Tinker, Tailor will compete against films by Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg and George Clooney for the Golden Lion […]
Tinker, Tailor, produced by Working Title, is set for release on 16 September in the UK, and in the US on November 18. Telegraph film critic David Gritten has predicted that it will be a British contender for Oscars and Baftas next year.
The Venice Film Festival runs from 31 August – 10 September.’
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